Gray, B.H., and Hebert, K. (2007). Hospitals in Hurricane Katrina: Challenges Facing Custodial Institutions in a Disaster. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 18(2):283-98.
This report is based on interviews with hospital executives, public officials, leaders of trade associations, and others with firsthand experience of the flooding in New Orleans. It addresses what happened in New Orleans-area hospitals during and after Hurricane Katrina and why hospitals had such varied experiences. The authors conclude with lessons based on the Katrina experience.